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all connective tissue arise from this embryonic tissue. forms from the mesoderm layer and eventually differentiates into all other connective tissues.
Connective Tissue composed of...
mainly nonliving extracellualr matrix that separates the cells of the tissue.
Structural Connective Tissue cell types
Each major class has a fundamental cell type that exsists in immature and mature forms.
loose CT proper; bind body parts together while allowing them to move freely over one another, wraps small blood vessels and nerves, glands, subcutaneous tissue.
loose CT proper; fat, tissue, richly vascularized, functions in nutrient storage, protection, and insulation.
Dense Regular CT
dense CT proper; closely packed bundles of collagen fibers running same direction, tendons and ligaments.
Dense Irregular CT
dense CT proper; thick bundles of collagen fibers arranged in an irregular fashion, found in dermis.
found where strength and stretchability are needed, external ear, avascular, lacks nerve fibers.
found where strong support and ability to withstand heavy pressure, intervertebral discs.
classified as a connective tissue b/c it developed from mesenchyme; blood cells and plasma proteins
Connective Tissue maintaining cells
-cytes; fibrocytes, chondrocytes, osteocytes, erythrocytes, leucocytes.
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